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Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - 150 homes now stand in the Easter Morning Subdivision just outside the Americus City limits. "In the early 1990's he set out a dream to eliminate poverty housing here in Americus by building 500 homes," said Director of Special Projects of the Fuller Center for Housing, Ryan Iafigliola.
And these homes were among hundreds of thousands that were built under Millard Fuller's leadership through Habitat for Humanity International and the Fuller Center for Housing.
"And we would use zero-percent interest mortgage which is unheard of today but is available around the world because of the work of Millard Fuller," said Director of Covenant Partner Development of the Fuller Center of Housing, Kirk Lyman-Berner.
Those who worked with Fuller say he will be remembered best as an inspiration. "Compassionate and motivating, he would inspire us all to do everything we could to help our neighbors in need," said Lyman-Berner.
"Millard dream was that everyone deserves a decent, simple place to live, and we have the power and ability to do that," said Iafigliola.
Fuller received countless awards for his work including the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former U.S. President Bill Clinton. But co-workers say the spirit for which these medals were given will not end with Fuller's death.
"Millard's life ended today, but the movement he has started for affordable housing should not die today. His mission should not be diminished or slowed down," said Iafigliola. As they continue the legacy of a man who dedicated years building homes some of the world's poorest people.
Fuller will be buried at Koinonia Farm Wednesday at 11:00 AM. The funeral is open to the public. Millard Fuller was 74-years-old.